Despite the fact that Suicide Squad came, saw, and
conquered stunk up movie theaters nine months ago, we’re still hearing tales of Jared Leto’s method acting as The Joker. This time it’s from his Suicide Squad co-star Ike Barinholtz. We already know Jared (acting as The Joker) gave his co-stars live rats, dead pigs, bullets, and used dick sleeves. Jared gave Ike a gift that couldn’t be bought at Method Acting Asshole Depot: a kiss on the mouth.
During an interview with Howard Stern (via New Zealand Herald) to promote Snatched, Ike said that he played a prison guard/police officer named Griggs. He shared a scene with Jared in which The Joker offers to help Griggs out with some gambling debts. Jared played the scene real close to Ike, eventually planting a kiss on him. According to Ike, that kiss and pretty much everything else Jared did wasn’t in the script.
“It was a very fun movie to work on…He was in character the whole time. At first I was like, ‘That’s lame.’ But then you think about it, and like, I want the Joker to be in character. I do this scene with Jared Leto and he’s supposed to be intimidating me. He comes in, he’s the Joker, and he starts squeezing my tits.
He’s like [panting and moaning] ‘You’re a big guy’. This is while we’re filming. Then he fucking grabs me and kisses me. On the mouth, full kisses me. I thought, OK, I’m just gonna go with it. But then he’s like, [panting and moaning again] ‘Did someone piss their pants?’ I’m like, now I did because you said I did!”
I’m truly shocked that story doesn’t end with Jared offering to drink the piss.
Ike says Jared was clearly looking for a reaction, and he got it. Well, this time at least. One of these days, I feel like Jared is going to lay down his method acting game on an actor who truly isn’t feeling it, and the reaction he’ll get will be a huge eye roll followed by: “Honey, do us all a favor and stick to the script.”
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